This is an example of how to set up a static site with Astro on Kinsta’s Static Site Hosting services from a GitHub repository.

Astro is a static site builder focusing on content-rich websites to deliver faster load times with less JavaScript. More information is available on the Astro website.

You can also use this quick start template on Kinsta’s Application Hosting without any additional configuration. If you use Application Hosting, theStart command can be left blank for the web process as Kinsta automatically detects the required command during the first deployment.

During the deployment process, Kinsta automatically installs dependencies defined in your package.json file.

  1. Log in to GitHub and create a new repository from this template (Use this template > Create a new repository): Kinsta – Hello World – Static Site With Astro
  2. In MyKinsta, add a static site with the Hello World Astro repository and the following Build settings:
    • Build command: npm run build
    • Node version: 18.16.0
    • Publish directory: dist
  3. The site is available as soon as the build finishes, and the Kinsta Welcome page loads at your site’s URL.
Kinsta Welcome page after successful deployment of Astro.
Kinsta Welcome page after successful deployment of Astro.

Deployment Lifecycle

Whenever a deployment is initiated (through creating an application or re-deploying due to an incoming commit), the npm build command is run, followed by the npm start command.

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